FarmHouse Fraternity wins Junior Community Spirit Award

April 23, 2013
Left-right: Ben Gultch, Sam Richison, Richard Colby and Tyler Vifian

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville FarmHouse Fraternity won the Junior Community Spirit Award for its outstanding community service in Platteville from the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce during the chamber’s 50th annual gala.

FarmHouse is dedicated to the building of men through community service. The fraternity helps with Platteville Dairy Days, hanging holiday lights and cleanup at Katie’s Garden, calling bingo at a senior living home, adopt-a-park and adopt-a-highway.

They are also dedicated to academic success and have the second highest cumulative grade point average of all UW-Platteville Greek men.

“Being recognized for putting a lot of extra effort into community service is a huge accomplishment,” said Kia Hendrickson, UW-Platteville academic advisor and advisor for the fraternity. “There are not many opportunities to be recognized within the community, so receiving this award is pretty impressive.”

“It is a great honor to receive this award for our work,” said Tyler Vifian, junior business major from Guttenberg, Iowa, and FarmHouse president.

The fraternity was started on April 15, 1989 and is the only FarmHouse chapter in Wisconsin. They currently have 24 members, who are in a variety of majors including agriculture, engineering and industrial technologies.

Contact: Kia Hendrickson, UW-Platteville academic advisor, (608) 342-7166,
Written by: Nicole Smith, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,


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